The 7th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party was today! And boy was it fun! My husband was super kind to drive my friend Holly (from Veronica Vintage) and I to Pier 6 in Brooklyn. I'm so grateful because he spared my sore feet from the trains (thank you honey!!). From there we took the ferry over to Governor's Island. After a little walk we found ourselves in a sea of flappers and art deco!
Before I share the rest of my adventures with you I'd like to tell you about my dress. It is a 1930's dust bowl dress and it is my first piece from that era. I purchased this sweet dress from another vintage blogger Tea with the Vintage Baroness who is also a seller on Etsy. Her shop is called Adeline's Attic.
What a fantastic seller she is and so helpful too! If you're looking for something special for your vintage wardrobe you should defiantly stop over at her shop!
I added some flair to my look with two clips~a daisy (to go with my dress) and a bunny clip because of course you know why *wink* My muah was done beautifully by Holly (thank you!!).
The party was held on a beautiful lawn that was an old military barracks. I could envision myself vacationing there for the summer-just divine! One of the first booths we looked at had AMAZING vintage items. The two beautiful women behind this booth are also the shop owners of two Etsy shops that I just adore~Giana from The Greedy Seagull and Amy from Wildfell Hall Vintage.
That 1940's hat and 1930's dress (that I have been watching for wks now hehe) have BUNNY written all over it! Wish me luck with my ebay sales so I can snatch it up and wear it to my next event! The Grand Opening of a new shop on September 15th with Giana from The Greedy Seagull and her friend Jessica (located at 22-03 Astoria Blvd)! I am so excited for them and really excited for me because I won't have travel far since it is close to where I live (can we say so awesome!!??)!
This is the way the lawn looked-filled with folks having picnics and just hanging out and relaxing. I loved seeing all the bow ties! Aren't those trees just so beautiful!?? I love trees!
I saw these gorgeous Lucite handbags-I had to take a photo with them. Oh my they were all yummy!!
One of the vendors they had sold head pieces which many of the guests purchased. They were all so pretty. They also had booths for desserts, beers, and food. The place was set up beautifully and very well organized. Holly and I even took a special 1930's themed photo together that I will share when it gets sent to us. The live orchestra was breath-taking, the dance lessons were such fun to watch, and just seeing all the people enjoy stepping into the past was a joy to see.
I was fanning myself with a fan given to me by a member of the Zelda Magazine. I finally bought my first issue and it is so beautiful made and the content is amazing. Expect a review very soon!
I enjoyed every minute of this event and I highly recommend it. I plan on attending next year and bringing my daughter with me. I think she will love it!
I hope you enjoyed my little trip down 1930's lane this week. It was only a brief account of the history, times, arts, and fashions of the time. I hope to delve more deeply into them as time progresses.
Happy Sunday to you all!!
PS If you want to read more about this event check out Veronica Vintage's latest post!